Bob Clay

Bob Clay lives in northern British Columbia's Kispiox Valley and is the owner of Riverwatch Rods. Bob started fly fishing the Kispiox river in 1971, where he went on to live, guide and become somewhat of a historical figure.

Bob guided all through the 80's and 90's before selling his guiding operation and focusing extensively on bamboo rod building. He would eventually cross paths and work with Tom Morgan, formally of Winston Rod Co., who became his rod building mentor. Bob is now one of the most respected builders in the industry.

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Amazing and interesting view on ferrule construction

Steve Lum

I thought this was an amazing mini course on how Bob makes his composite ferrules; it's certainly not a simple process and you really appreciate the amount o...

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I thought this was an amazing mini course on how Bob makes his composite ferrules; it's certainly not a simple process and you really appreciate the amount of work and technology behind them

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Composite Ferrules

Jim Maurer

Video and explanations were very good. Using their finger cuff layer layer on the male adds strength and adhesion; excellent. The extra length on the butt i...

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Video and explanations were very good. Using their finger cuff layer layer on the male adds strength and adhesion; excellent. The extra length on the butt is perfect to make the proper transition on the female and the extra piece added at the junction point is genius for adding strength at the weak point. Making a template for the carbon fabric is an excellent idea. The drill bit & steel wool trick to remove the plastic wrap is great; so much better than using a small file. This taught me a bunch!

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Course Curriculum

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    Composite Ferrule Construction

    • Composite Ferrule Construction

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